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Can the transmission of congenital glaucoma be prevented?

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Answered by

Dr. Nagaraj

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At June 19, 2020
Reviewed AtJanuary 16, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My mother is blind and my father is partially blind. I have weak eyesight from birth. I operated my eyes for glaucoma after birth. I also have nystagmus. Myself and my wife is planning to have our first child. We do not want our children to suffer from it. Kindly recommend something to prevent having this transmission.

Answered by Dr. Nagaraj


Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are few causes to have blindness running in families. Congenital glaucoma is one of the causes that result in vision loss when they are not treated properly in time. As you have operated it, there is nothing to be worried. I assume that your wife is healthy. It is better to undergo genetic testing to know the extent of disease transmitted to offsprings. Once it is known, you can plan for pregnancy. If your transmission rate is high, do prenatal genetic testing to know whether the baby in the womb is affected. Kindly consult a glaucoma expert and geneticist for having a detailed evaluation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Nagaraj
Dr. Nagaraj


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